I know what it is like I 36 women, had 5
collapsed (left side) lung , 5
chest tubes, too. 2 surgeries, and also was and still am in pain since year 2000. The pain it had to bare with at times, I know.
I have been on pain killers (many different kind), tried a spinal stemalator, i cry for those 5 days!
patches, steroid shots, nerve ablation ( which was worse then my lung surgery) ouch, ouch!
I even started to drink! So i can get alittle more sleep a night.